In either case, we’re confident West Virginians will see Sprint’s filing for what it is – a cynical effort to hurt a competitor, even if the ones truly hurt are the many people of West Virginia who would be denied the fast mobile Internet speeds they need and want.

Add Gizmodo to the long-running list of media entities who are seeing AT&T’s scaremongering for what it is.

Writer Matt Buchanan’s translation of the screed above: “Citizens! This merger must go through, or you will be doomed to terrible mobile internet from us forever!”